Umbraco 8.9 Release – Find out what you get with this brand new version of Umbraco

WOW we have now Umbraco 8.9 new version of Umbraco, as a Umbraco user & as a Umbraco developer we get many new things like it has external login to manage users authentication to back office of Umbraco cms, single sign-on & auto-linking, custom views, and invite workflows.


  • What’s new in Umbraco 8.9
    • External login providers
    • Auto linking
    • Backoffice user manager
  • Community Contributions
  • How to get your hands on Umbraco 8.9

What’s new in Umbraco 8.9

User Authentication – Yes it has improvements & update for you.

We’ve been working for some time now on improving the login and authentication flow on Umbraco Cloud. As part of this work, we’ve identified some features for Umbraco CMS that could be updated and improved, and even a couple of new features made it in there. It’s centered around back-office users and how these can be linked to external login providers such as Active Directory, Okta, Google, etc. A great example of how work on our SaaS platform feeds back to all users of Umbraco CMS.

So now in your enterprise solutions, you have login via FaceBook or Google which will give easy access to you & your team. It is like a centralized login.

Auto Linking – User Account to external account

Auto linking allows you to link an Umbraco user account to an external account. Prior to 8.9, it was not possible to do this automatically for existing users which meant that introducing features such as single sign-on or two-factor authentication to an existing project was not always a smooth transition.

There is updated documentation for auto-linking with the new features. Here you’ll also find examples for:

  • Adding custom angular HTML views to provide an even more customized experience
  • Working with claims and data from external providers
  • Persisting data from external providers in Umbraco 

Backoffice User Manager

Umbraco has its own implementation of the ASP.NET Identity User Manager. It’s called the Backoffice User Manager and contains a number of APIs and extension points that lets you control authentication, password handling, add two-factor authentication and more.

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